Got a dried sausage from Alleva today, an italian meat and cheese store here in manhattan. Anyway I'm wondering if once its cut do I really need to refrigerate? They said I do, but would an old lady in Italy do it? Cause if not im not too worried. It's very dry and very fatty, which makes me thinks it'll be fine. Long as it doesnt sit too long. Right? For now i have it out and put a plastic baggie over the cut end with a rubberband, tho dont think that's even necessary.